IHM PRESENTS Chiara String Quartet
Indian Hill Music's chamber music series continues its season with the renowned Chiara String Quartet Saturday, March 14 at 8pm. Originally slated for The Kalliroscope Gallery in Groton, due to parking issues related to the record snowfall, the concert will take place at Indian Hill's Camilla Blackman Hall, 36 King St., Littleton. Tickets: $32 ($15 students): 978-486-9524 x116 or online at www.indianhillmusic.org.
In their 15th season together, Chiara Quartet features Rebecca Fischer and Hyeyung Julie Yoon, violins; Jonah Sirota, viola; and Gregory Beaver, cello. They will perform Mozart's String Quartet in C Major, "The Dissonance" K. 465; Bartók's String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 17; and Brahms' String Quartet No. 2 in C minor, Op. 51, No. 1.
Harkening back to a tradition that is centuries old the Chiara Quartet has adopted a new way of performing: from memory, without printed sheet music. For almost all of the Quartet's upcoming concerts, including appearance at IH, they will be performing by heart. They now feel that sheet music is a distraction to the performance, instead of an aid.
The Chiara Quartet is currently Hixson-Lied Artists-in-Residence at Glenn Korff School of Music at University of Nebraska-Lincoln and they were the Blodgett Artists-in-Residence at Harvard University 2008-2014. In summer, they are in residence at Greenwood Music Camp and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Chamber Music Institute. They trained and taught at Juilliard School, mentoring for two years with the Juilliard Quartet, as recipients of the Lisa Arnhold Quartet Residency 2003-2005. Chiara (key-ARE-uh) is an Italian word, meaning "clear, pure, or light." For more info visit